The following is an excerpt from His Holiness Younus AlGohar's speech. His Holiness is the Official Representative of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi.
When I was in the United States of America, our team went to an expo in Los Angeles. Somebody asked a member of Messiah Foundation there whether the Moon existed before the Big Bang. They were of the opinion that the Moon did not exist before the Big Bang.
According to the theories supposed by scientists all over the world, the Big Bang took place almost 13.8 billion years ago. They have their understanding of how everything in this universe was formulated and created. The scientists understand that everything that came into existence was by a coincidence and that there is not a supreme power who may have created all this. This is their general belief: everything came into existence by itself; it is accidental existence.
In the book written by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi, The Religion of God (Divine Love), His Divine Eminence said, ‘What is it about human beings, the creation and the universe which you will not find in this book?’ What is missing from His Divine Eminence’s book is the secrets belong to His Divine Eminence. Nothing else is missing.
The celestial books - especially the Quran - talk about the creation of the universe. The Quran tells us that the Sun is hopping and the Moon is floating. It tells us many things about the skies, the stars, different planets. It talks about different types of water, [like] seas and oceans. It talks about different types of mountains, fish and other animals. However, I am not sure whether the Quran tells us how exactly this universe was formulated - although the Quran says, ‘Everything which is between ard (the length of the existential vacuum created by God) and the skies belongs to God and it is created by God.’
If we study our Planet Earth, we know for a fact that it is one of many planets. There are thousands of planets. The scientists do not know whether which of these planets have human population or any other living creatures inhabited in them.
There is a term in spirituality which I have read in many books written by Sufis: 'Fourteen (14) levels of the universe.' There are many planets and according to the scientists, they are moving in their orbits. But the Sufis only talk about fourteen levels. What are those levels?
HDE Gohar Shahi reveals, ‘There are many planets and maybe humanly, it is not possible to count them all correctly. However, creature was created in seven of all these planets only.’
For example, our Planet Earth: this Earth has a land and a sky, so these are two levels. Seven planets will have fourteen levels. Sufis only mention seven planets and their fourteen levels because creature were either sent or created only in seven planets. There are many planets that are not inhabited; they are just pieces of rock.
The Sun and Its Relation to Life
One other important thing which you must bear in your mind is that the Sun does only travel to those areas where there are creatures living. The Sun will not travel to or around any planet where there is no creature living because it will be a waste of time and a complete waste of energy. Why? Well, if there is a room in our house and nobody uses that room or even enters that room, why would we keep the light on in that room?
One time, I was with His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi and we were staying on the West Coast of America in the state of Washington. We were in Bellingham which is near the border of Canada; it is about thirty miles inside the US border.
His Divine Eminence said, ‘Let’s go on an outing.’ So we went to Seattle.
There was the Pacific Ocean, a clear, blue sky and there were beautiful mountains by the beach. His Divine Eminence was driving the car and I was sitting next to His Divine Eminence. There were very narrow roads on the mountain. I was really shaken; I kept thinking that maybe the car would slip down into the ocean or something could happen. But His Divine Eminence was enjoying Himself.
His Divine Eminence attracted my attention and said, ‘Do you see this thin line in the sea?’
I really struggled but I didn't want to say yes when I couldn’t see it. His Divine Eminence said, ‘Okay, close your eyes and open your eyes again.’
Then when I saw, there was a line in that sea and beyond that line, the water was black; inside the line, the water looked aqua.
I said, ‘Why is the water black there?’
His Divine Eminence said, ‘No, the water is not black.’
I said, ‘It looks black.’
His Divine Eminence said, ‘Yeah, it looks black. Do you know why? Because it has never been under light. It is in complete darkness.’
I said, ‘Why has it never been under light?’
His Divine Eminence responded, ‘The Sun doesn’t travel to that area, because beyond this point, there is no creature either in the sea or on the sea. The Sun will only travel to an area where there are creatures living. If there are no creatures living there, the Sun will never travel there.’
So, there are many, many planets. A few days ago, I was checking my Facebook timeline and there was this photograph which said that three Suns were sighted in Russia. Let’s assume that you have never seen a mirror and suddenly, without having any knowledge of what a mirror is, you come across some kind of wall made of mirrors. If you stand there and then go back and say, ‘I saw many people like myself,’ people will say, ‘Oh really? But here, you are just alone. Whenever you go there, you see many people like you. How strange.’ This is because you don’t have knowledge. If you knew what a mirror is and what a mirror can do, you would probably think, ‘It is just my reflection.’
Similarly, if I asked you, ‘Were there really three Suns there?’ You would say, ‘Yeah, maybe,’ because you don’t know. There is only one Sun; there may be many reflections.
Those mountains where His Divine Eminence and I were driving through were included in the area where Elias AS has been living. He is holding the sea with his hands. If you ask people what is the difference between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, they will tell you that the Pacific Ocean is very slow and calm while the Atlantic Ocean is very active; they will say that there are many hurricanes formulated in the Atlantic Ocean. They will tell you the difference; they will not tell you why the Pacific Ocean is passive and why the Atlantic Ocean is active. The reason why the Pacific Ocean is passive is because Elias AS is there and he is holding [it]; because the Pacific Ocean is the end of the world.
According to His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi, the Theory of the Big Bang is partially true. The Big Bang took place, that’s true. However, the reason why the Big Bang took place and what happened following the volcanic eruptions from the Sun - those explanations from the scientist are just mythological stories created by them; they’re all supposition because they didn’t witness it happening. You can only suppose and concoct according to the length of your intellectual fantasy.
The Meaning of Ard
When the Quran says ard, you think it is referred to your land. No. [Your land] is just one planet from many planets. Somebody from Mars said the same thing.
He said, ‘Ard means the land of Mars.’
I said, ‘Okay. I am from the Planet Earth, so what do I understand from this verse of the Quran? It is not referred to your land or my land. It is referred to the Bed of Qurrah.’
What is the Bed of Qurrah? Ard in Suryani (the language used in the higher realms) means ‘length’. Qurrah-e-Ard means ‘lengthy circle.’ For example, if you don’t have a proper cricket pitch, you put on a synthetic pitch in the ground and you play on that pitch. In a similar way when there was nothing but nothingness, then God created a vacuum and decided the length of that vacuum covered by Qurrah. His power of Command ‘Be’ would only work in that area inside that lengthy circle, not outside the lengthy circle.
Everything has frequency, everything has a limit. In a similar way, the power of Command ‘Be’ - with the help of which God created everything - is also limited.
It has its limitations and working boundaries; don’t think it will work everywhere.
For example, if I’m streaming songs on my laptop from my iPhone through Bluetooth connection, I must know what the range is set by the Bluetooth agency between two objects, so that it can work. If the phone is outside that range set by Bluetooth, then it won’t stream any songs.
So there is a length and limitation. God had to create an atmosphere and boundaries; inside that existential circumference, he created everything. The length of that vacuum that he created is called Ard. The layer on top of this ard is in [a] circle; it is called samah. It is nothing, it is just limitation.
Everything Came from the Sun
His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi said, ‘In the lengthy circle, there was a ball of fire.’
His Divine Eminence did not mention who the creator of that fireball is. God's creation will start with something which was already created. His Divine Eminence said, ‘There was a ball of fire. It was commanded to cool down.’ All these planets were once part of the sun. This system, galaxy, rocks and every single planet - everything was fragmented from the Sun.Everything came from the Sun - including the Moon.
To the person who asked, ‘Where did the Moon come from?’ This is the answer: the Moon came from the Sun.
Now the question is: all these planets were once part of the Sun. The Sun is still fiery, full of heat and is the ultimate source of hydrogen. But these different fragments which are now different planets - why is there no fire on them? Why are they not glowing like the Sun does? Why? Because the Sun itself is not fire. It is some other power which is keeping it glowing, fiery. If the Sun itself had the element of fire in it, then every single planet that we have in the galaxy would have the same attribute and impact.
They were separated from the Sun; if the Sun itself had the attribute of fire in its nature then everything - whether it is still part of the Sun or now it has been separated - would have the same attribute.
This scientist who asked the question said, ‘The Sun is still the same. If there was any picture of His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi at that time, it would have always shown. Why has started to be seen in the last few years? The Sun or the Moon does not go through the process of evolution.’
Oh, really? All these different planets were once part of the Sun. Now there is no fire on them; if this is not evolution then what is it? When they were part of the Sun, they had fire in them. So it doesn’t really make any difference whether when the Moon was first sighted, there was an image of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi. Either it is Saturn, Mars, the Planet Earth or the Moon - every single planet has come from its mother source: the Sun.
If you ask me why the Moon is shiny and why the Earth is not shiny, the answer is: who told you the Earth is not shiny? You can only see the Moon from here; you cannot see the Earth. On the 14th or 15th of the lunar month, the Moon is so shiny that you can feel it. You think the Moon is shiny, but why did the individuals who went to the Moon need light? From here, because of the reflection of the Sun, it appears to you as if the Moon is shiny; the Moon itself is not shiny. Similarly, if you go to the Moon, then you will see that the Earth is also shiny.
His Divine Eminence said to me, ‘Even the Earth has my picture.’
I said, ‘Who will look at the picture which is on Earth? How would we look at this picture? We are living here, how would we see it?’
His Divine Eminence said, ‘God is not stupid. The picture on the Moon is for you to look at it. The picture on the Earth is for other people who live on different planets. If the Earth is not shiny and if it is dark, then they will not be able to see the picture.' Even the Planet Earth reflects light from the Sun like the Moon does. But because we live here, we can’t see it.
So the Sun is the main source of creation. God did create this universe, but the base creation was already there.